chloroacetophenone


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Noun1.chloroacetophenone - a tear gas that is weaker than CS gas but lasts longer
Chemical Mace, Mace - (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization
lachrymator, lacrimator, tear gas, teargas - a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds
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Even Oleoresin Capsicum (OC), pepper spray, "can cause respiratory failure in susceptible individuals." (86) RCAs like chlorobenzylidene-malononitrile (CS) and chloroacetophenone (CN) "have a lethality rate of approximately 0.5%." (87) For comparison, the lethality rates for military-grade individual firearms is approximately 35%, and that of artillery, approximately 20%.
* OC spray is more effective on a wider range of people and animals than CN (chloroacetophenone) or CS (orthochlorobenzalmalononitrile) gases
Other chemicals were found as well: chlorodiphenyl (which can cause liver damage and irritate the eyes and skin), chloroacetophenone (tear gas), phosgene (a colorless gas that can cause weakness lasting weeks or months), hydrogen cyanide (a colorless gas with a slight almond-like odor that at low-level exposures can cause breathing difficulties, heart pains, vomiting, and headache), and trichloroarsine (which affects respiration and can cause cancer).